2017 Strategic Technology Forum USA

Legal Week Strategic Technology Forum USA 2017
Transforming legal services through practical application of innovation

October 11-13, 2017,
Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa,
San Diego, CA



Legal Week Strategic Technology Forum has been the defining legal technology event in Europe for over 10 years, and 2017 marks the second annual gathering for our North American community.

Combining business critical strategy and leadership from the pioneers of legal technology, the forum aims to bring together the highest level community of CIO, CKO and other senior stakeholders and partners who are driving innovation and process re-engineering in the best law firms in the USA.

This year we will be gathering at the Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa, San Diego. We are confident that this luxury venue will provide the ideal setting for our elite residential style event. 

Strategic Technology Forum USA is an event like no other:
• Legal technology visionaries
• Curve ball business speakers who will provide fresh thinking to translate into the legal environment
• Acclaimed academics who are pushing the boundaries of research
• Edge of the horizon vendors who are driving the legal technology revolution
• 5-Star luxury resort which fosters a relaxed, retreat-style format
• Unique leisure activities to renew or establish long-term peer-to-peer relationships


Law firms and organizations represented at Strategic Technology Forum USA 2016 included:
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Baker & McKenzie, Best Best & Krieger, Clark Hill, Colgate-Palmolive Legal Department, Cooley, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, Davis Wright Tremaine - De Novo, Dentons Canada, Dentons US, DrinkerBiddle, Duane Morris, eSentire Inc, Finn Dixon & Herling, Fulcrum GT, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Keesal, Young & Logan, NCCG, Norton Rose Fulbright, Paul Hastings, Riverview Law, Ross Intelligence, SAP, Seyfarth Shaw, Sidley Austin, Strasburger & Price, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Williams & Connolly.

“Having had the benefit of Legal Week’s fantastic forums most of my time in the UK, I am very excited to be chairing their inaugural event in the United States. The Legal Week (now ALM) team understand what makes a great event like no one else – thought-provoking, interactive sessions mixed with ample time for the all-important networking, and a quality location that encourages peer conversations in a relaxed environment. This format – with attendance by invitation to ensure quality interactions – has worked so well in Europe that we felt it was time to bring it to America. Get ready to be amazed!”

Martin Telfer, Former Global Director of Financial Systems, Baker McKenzie (Conference Chairman)

INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY FORUM USA 2017 or STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY FORUM EUROPE 2018? Call Peter Connolly on tel. 44 20 3868 7527  or email PConnolly@alm.com 

'A paradigm shift in the attitudes of lawyers towards technology'
- the Strategic Technology Forum USA

In this video, attendees at our 2016 Strategic Technology Forum Europe discuss the changing attitudes of lawyers towards technology, the ongoing reinvention of the law firm model, and the launch of Strategic Technology Forum USA, which will took place in Arizona last October. Speakers in the video include:
  • Marcel Henri, global chief information officer, Dentons
  • Martin Telfer, global director of financial systems, Baker & McKenzie
  • Nathan Hayes, IT director, Osborne Clarke
  • Neil Cameron, Neil Cameron Consulting Group
  • Abby Ewen, IT director, BLM
  • Ahmed Shaaban, managing director, Fulcrum GT